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Paper: Models of the Non-Thermal Emission from Early-Type Binaries
Volume: 422, High Energy Phenomena in Massive Stars
Page: 145
Authors: Pittard, J. M.
Abstract: The powerful wind-wind collision in massive star binaries creates a region of high temperature plasma and accelerates particles to relativistic energies. I briefly summarize the hydrodynamics of the wind-wind interaction and the observational evidence, including recent γ-ray detections, of non-thermal emission from such systems. I then discuss existing models of the non-thermal emission and their application to date, before concluding with some future prospects.
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